Duo pianistico: G. Martucci, O. Respighi, A. Casella, G. F. Malipiero (Remastered) Paolo Dirani & Ferruccio Amelotti

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Label: fonè Records

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

Interpret: Paolo Dirani & Ferruccio Amelotti

Komponist: Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909)

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  • Giuseppe Martucci (1856 - 1909): Pensieri sull'opera "Un ballo in maschera" Op.8:
  • 1Martucci: Pensieri sull'opera "Un ballo in maschera" Op.8 09:16
  • Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936): Sei Piccoli Pezzi, Romanza:
  • 2Respighi: Sei Piccoli Pezzi, Romanza01:22
  • Sei Piccoli Pezzi, Canto di caccia siciliano:
  • 3Respighi: Sei Piccoli Pezzi, Canto di caccia siciliano01:11
  • Sei Piccoli Pezzi, Canzone armena:
  • 4Respighi: Sei Piccoli Pezzi, Canzone armena 01:48
  • Sei Piccoli Pezzi, Natale, Natale!:
  • 5Respighi: Sei Piccoli Pezzi, Natale, Natale! 01:35
  • Sei Piccoli Pezzi, Cantilena Scozzese:
  • 6Respighi: Sei Piccoli Pezzi, Cantilena Scozzese01:36
  • Sei Piccoli Pezzi, Piccoli Highlanders:
  • 7Respighi: Sei Piccoli Pezzi, Piccoli Highlanders 02:36
  • Alfredo Casella (1882 - 1947): Pupazzetti Op. 27, Marcetta:
  • 8Casella: Pupazzetti Op. 27, Marcetta 00:36
  • Pupazzetti Op. 27, Berceuse:
  • 9Casella: Pupazzetti Op. 27, Berceuse 01:48
  • Pupazzetti Op. 27, Serenata:
  • 10Casella: Pupazzetti Op. 27, Serenata 01:13
  • Pupazzetti Op. 27, Notturnino:
  • 11Casella: Pupazzetti Op. 27, Notturnino 02:24
  • Pupazzetti Op. 27, Polca:
  • 12Casella: Pupazzetti Op. 27, Polca 01:31
  • Pagine di guerra Op. 25 Nel Belgio:sfilata di artiglieria pesante tedesca:
  • 13Casella: Pagine di guerra Op. 25 Nel Belgio:sfilata di artiglieria pesante tedesca01:59
  • Pagine di guerra Op. 25 In Francia:davanti alle rovine della cattedrale di Reims:
  • 14Casella: Pagine di guerra Op. 25 In Francia:davanti alle rovine della cattedrale di Reims 02:20
  • Pagine di guerra Op. 25 In Russia:
  • 15Casella: Pagine di guerra Op. 25 In Russia: carica di cavalleria cosacca01:15
  • Pagine di guerra Op. 25 In Alsazia:
  • 16Casella: Pagine di guerra Op. 25 In Alsazia: croci di legno02:49
  • Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882 - 1973): Pause del silenzio:
  • 17Malipiero: Pause del silenzio14:30
  • Total Runtime49:49

Info zu Duo pianistico: G. Martucci, O. Respighi, A. Casella, G. F. Malipiero (Remastered)

A leading figure of the second 'Italian instrumental 19th century', Giuseppe Martucci (Capua, 1856 -Naples, 1909) is known for his Germanophile attitude at a time when the homeland of opera was dominated by verist melodrama. The Pensieri sull'opera 'Un ballo in maschera' op.8, written around. 1874, constitute the only piece in his catalogue for piano four-hands. The art of transcription constitutes one of Martucci's own stylistic traits: think of the famous Pastorale by Sammartini. As a devout friend of Liszt, it is not surprising that the musician from Campania turned to the 19th-century form of the piano paraphrase from an opera, As an Italian promoter of Wagner, it is surprising that his choice, in this work, fell on Verdi's danceable vitality. Op. 8 thus represents musical proof that in Martucci, the 'Italian instrumental renaissance' did not flourish on the basis of a snobbish detachment from the national melodramatic tradition. The Sei piccoli pezzi (or Six Little Pieces for Children), composed in 1926, are the only four-hand piano piece by Ottorino Respighi (Bologna, 1879 -Rome, 1936). Amidst the various influences the musician has undergone (Gregorian chant, Italian Baroque, Rimsky-Korsakov, Strauss, Debussy), Respighi seems to turn in these polite little pages to the Schumannian romanticism of the Album for Youth. In these characteristic six-part pieces, his vocation for musical exoticism and popular song appears clearly: these are, of course, melodies dressed up with subtle harmonic finesse, with breathy reverberations and slightly irregular rhythms. The work transitions from the narrative progression of the 'Romanza', to the folkloristic snapshot of the 'Canto di caccia siciliano', to the archaic charm of the 'Canzone armena', to the domestic 'mezzo carattere' of 'Natale, Natale!', to the contrapuntal modalism of the 'Cantilena scozzese', to the bagpipes of the dances of the mountain people inhabiting the mountainous regions of northern Scotland in 'Piccoli highlanders'.

Two aspects of the woody neo-classicism. of Alfredo Casella (Turin, 1883 - Rome, 1947) are revealed in the two collections for piano four-hands Pupazzetti and Pagine di guerra, both from 1915. (Pupazzetti 'Cinque pezzi facili' op. 27, will be transcribed in 1918 for nine instruments and in 1920 for orchestra). In these first five miniatures, the angular modernity of the music seeks above all grotesque effects: it is undoubtedly

The 'Marcetta' (I) is buffoonish, the 'Serenata' (III) caricatured, while the 'Polca' (V) harks back to a biting 'circus' comedy thanks to the polytonality learnt from Stravinsky. The even numbers are more pensive: in the "Berceuse" (Il) Casella chooses a rhythm dear to him (6/8), which according to some commentators even has a meaning of childish regression; the "Notturnino" has something Bartokian in its hallucinated fixity. The War Pages op. 25 bears the subtitle "Four musical 'films'", which Casella explains in a caption at the beginning of the score: "Title adopted because these brief impressions were suggested by film visions". Here, modern music, updated linguistically by polytonal techniques, shows its aggressive and aggrieved face. A Hindemithian constructivism, made up of sound masses and futuristic harshness, is present in "IN BELGIUM: parade of German heavy artillery"; miserable chords, without any harmonic pleasantness, accompany "IN FRANCE: in front of the ruins of Reims cathedral"; a modernised version of the traditional 19th-century "characteristic piece" is "IN RUSSIA: Cossack cavalry charge"; in the concluding "IN ALSACE wooden crosses..." Casella resumes the beloved Berceuse rhythm.

The European fortunes of Gian Francesco Malipiero (Venice, 1882 Treviso, 1973) began with the orchestral piece Pause del silenzio Prima serie, 7 impressioni sinfoniche (1917), of which we propose to listen to the version for piano four hands. This First was followed in 1926 by a Second Series of five symphonic impressions. Far from expressionistic ruins, refusing the principle of thematic development in favour of obsessive reiteration, Malipiero recreates in this page an Italic melos, combined with the harmonic achievements of Impressionism. One theme - a plaintive dirge, Malipiero's version of the "Promenade" from Mussorgsky's Pictures of an Exhibition - returns as a link between the various numbers, as well as framing the work at the beginning and end. It is as if it were stitching together various aspects of the sorrowful progress of existence: the inconsolable poetics of the musician alternates between terse and motionless sonorities (I), spaced symphonic writing (II), a nocturne in the grip of existential tedium (III), some vivid influence of Stravinsky's Petrouschka (IV), black humour (V), austere and archaic modalism (VI) and the vague overlapping of different rhythms (VII).

Duo Clavier:
Paolo Dirani, piano
Ferruccio Amelotti, piano

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Duo Clavier
was born in 1989 from the encounter between Paolo Dirani and Ferruccio Arnelotti, both pupils of the Hungarian pianist Ilonka Deckers. Currently, the duo has to its credit the publication of four CDs dedicated to the piano repertoire for four hands. Since 1990, they have been collaborating exclusively with 'Foné', for which they have recorded seven sonatas by Donizetti, the complete works of Rossini, Busoni, Martucci, Respighi, Casella, Liviabella, Malipiero and the complete Beethovenian production.

...brilliant, precise and enthralling performances by a very young duo of clear intelligence and sure taste... (William Weaver, Panorama)

...the young pianists very naturally reveal the magic of this music... (Jacques Bonnaure, Repertoire)

...precision, geometric taste, rhythmic clarity, not without a sensitive care, a deep desire for phrasing... (Piero Mioli, Pianotime)

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